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Ever since her rise to fame, people have argued about Cardi B’s real heritage and whether or not she is Black. During a recent Instagram Live session, Cardi B spoke about her heritage and how people are often confused when she refers to herself as a black woman.
She said, “A lot of people don’t know the difference between nationality, race, ethnicity. That’s not nobodies fault, that’s actually the school’s fault because schools don’t be teaching this sh*t to people.”
Cardi continued, “People just don’t be understanding sh*t. It’s like, ‘Oh, Cardi’s Latin, she’s not black.’And it’s like, ‘Bro, my features don’t come from f*cking white people f*cking, okay?’ And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me. That’s why I have Afro features. ‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned, your parents are this.’ All right, but my grandparents aren’t.”
She continued to explain that Latinos from the islands have a variety of skin complexions, “It’s crazy right because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, ‘Oh they’re Black.’ But because Cardi speaks Spanish to people, she’s not black even though we have similar features, same skin complexion. But no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish.”
Cardi just dropped the music video for her single “Press” and she is still dealing with her strip-club fight case where she has pleaded not guilty.